AN award-winning Cumbrian based accounting firm are celebrating the achievements of an A-Level student at a school in Penrith.

Lamont Pridmore have congratulated Hannah Bentley of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for her outstanding work ethic.

Hannah Bentley was chosen by her teachers for the Lamont Pridmore Business Studies Student of the Year Award based on her exceptional work and dedication to the subject.

Chris Lamont, a Partner at Lamont Pridmore and Managing Director of its offices in Penrith and Carlisle, said: "Hannah is clearly a very determined and talented student, who not only went out of her own way to succeed but also helped to encourage others to follow her lead.

"We are delighted to present an award to her in recognition of her success. It highlights the importance of nurturing future leaders within our community, who may one day work with us or support the wider Cumbrian economy."

Hannah was presented with her prize of an engraved award and a book voucher by Trevor Iredale who is an Independent Financial Adviser with Lamont Pridmore.

Lamont Pridmore explain that they have a long history of supporting students and they have sponsored an award at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for many years.

The firm has been established for 100 years and has had the same management team and partners for the past two decades.

They are a Cumbrian based firm with offices stretching across the county, in 2019 they were named one of the Top 100 accounting firms in the UK in 2019. They go onto explain that as a business they offer a high level of service by keeping tax liabilities to a minimum and helping clients to make more money.

Assistant Head Teacher, Allen Martin, who nominated Hannah for the Prize, added: "Hannah was always an incredibly hard-working, conscientious and mature student.

"She always wanted to better herself and was a role model to other sixth form students. On top of all of that, she was a superb economics student."